Pruckner, Caroline



Excellent dramatic soprano; born at Vienna. In 1850 she began her engagement at the Hanover Court Theatre, going in 1852 to the Court Theatre at Mannheim, but in 1855 her voice suddenly failed, and, giving up the stage, she retired to Vienna, studied, and in 1870 opened a school for opera-singers.. Her reputation as a teacher is very high and she holds the title of professor, given her by the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg on the publication of her treatise, Theorie und Praxis der Gesangskunst, in 1872.